New York Times, Monday, January 5, 2009

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite

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Andrea Carla Michaels notes: I had had success with my 5 AIR homonyms, and there was a new film called MEETTHEPARENTS 13 which led to MEAT, METE, MEET. I like these types of themes, but when you have an odd word like METE you are pretty limited to what phrases that are "in the language" that you can use...so you have to get lucky that there will be a pairing. Whereas with MEET you have MEETTHEPRESS, MEETMEINSTLOUIS, MEETTHEPARENTS, MEETTHEFOCKERS, etc.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Flexible, electrically : ACDC
5. Desert plants : CACTI
10. For fear that : LEST
14. Prisoner's knife : SHIV
15. Be ___ in the neck : APAIN
16. "Even ___ speak ..." : ASWE
17. Cab : TAXI
18. Window features : PANES
19. One at the computer : USER
20. Agent Gold of HBO's "Entourage" : ARI
21. Japanese sleuth Mr. ___ : MOTO
22. Primp : PREEN
23. 2000 De Niro/Stiller comedy : MEETTHEPARENTS
27. "Mighty" man who struck out : CASEY
28. Not written, as a test : ORAL
29. Makes mistakes : ERRS
31. Pleased : GLAD
32. "___ Pinafore" : HMS
35. Basic, as issues : MEATANDPOTATOES
40. Toddler : TOT
41. Land west of Vietnam : LAOS
42. Chooses : OPTS
43. West Germany's capital : BONN
44. Alternative to singles, in figure skating : PAIRS
47. What judges do in court : METEOUTJUSTICE
52. First name in W.W. II infamy : ADOLF
53. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
54. Gold, in Guadalajara : ORO
56. Color lightly : TINT
57. So yesterday : PASSE
59. Editing mark : STET
60. Suffix with kitchen : ETTE
61. Parisian love : AMOUR
62. No. on a bank statement : ACCT
63. Like show horses' feet : SHOD
64. Bedsheets, e.g. : LINEN
65. "___ be in England" : OHTO
1. "The Thin Man" dog : ASTA
2. The third time's said to be one : CHARM
3. Strom Thurmond follower of 1948 : DIXIECRAT
4. 106, to Trajan : CVI
5. Truman who wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany's" : CAPOTE
6. Lack of interest : APATHY
7. Something to paddle : CANOE
8. Even score : TIE
9. Ones who are elected : INS
10. Winner's wreath : LAUREL
11. German steel city : ESSEN
12. Bonbon, e.g. : SWEET
13. Shorebirds : TERNS
21. The Appalachians, e.g.: Abbr. : MTS
22. "The Devil Wears ___" : PRADA
24. Sunrise direction : EAST
25. Explorer Marco : POLO
26. "I smell ___" : ARAT
29. Ambulance worker, for short : EMT
30. ___ Speed Wagon (old vehicle) : REO
31. Auto gizmo that talks, in brief : GPS
32. Sidewalk game with chalk : HOPSCOTCH
33. Big Apple museum, with "the" : MET
34. Sizzling sound : SSS
36. Standoffish : ALOOF
37. Half of Mork's goodbye : NANU
38. Advice regarding touching a hot stove : DONT
39. Actress Spelling : TORI
43. Sang loudly, with "out" : BELTED
44. Chase : PURSUE
45. To the rear, on a ship : ASTERN
46. Suffix with Israel or Manhattan : ITE
47. Spouses : MATES
48. Singer Piaf : EDITH
49. The Lone Ranger's faithful friend : TONTO
50. Bourne of "The Bourne Identity" : JASON
51. Build : ERECT
55. Sgt. Snorkel's four-legged friend : OTTO
57. Friend : PAL
58. French friend : AMI
59. ___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO

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